Chuck Hagel being sworn into office
(MC1 Chad J. McNeeley/Office of the Secretary of Defense)
February 27, 2013

Hagel Takes Helm At Pentagon After Bitter Fight

Chuck Hagel took charge Wednesday of the Defense Department with deep budget cuts looming and Republican opponents still doubtful that he's up to the job.


February 26, 2013

Illinois House Republicans Delay Concealed-Carry Debate

A raucous debate over guns got under way Tuesday afternoon in the Illinois House of Representatives. At issue are the restrictions that will be in place as lawmakers comply with a federal court order demanding the state allow people to carry guns in public.


February 26, 2013

U of I President: Sequester Could Hurt Research Funding

University of Illinois officials are waiting to see exactly how the federal budget sequestration will affect their research programs. But university President Robert Easter said they stand to lose $65 million out of their $813 million research budget.


February 25, 2013

Indiana House Approves $30B GOP Budget Plan

The Indiana House has approved a $30 billion budget that includes an additional $700 million for roads and schools than was originally sought by the governor.


February 25, 2013

Indiana Senate Alters Abortion Bill

The Indiana Senate has dropped a proposed requirement that doctors must try to perform two ultrasound exams on women who receive drugs to induce abortions.


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